BCCI wants to consult Kohli on new coach

It was a will-he-orwon't- he situation vis-à-vis the Indian coach appointment till the very end of the day before the news was broken late in the night. Kumble's decision was influenced by his deteriorating relationship with captain Virat Kohli as he confirmed on social media that he took the decision due to captain Kohli's reservations with his "style" and about him continuing as the head coach. These are the sort of decisions that have to be taken at the highest level.

"The announcement has been put on hold".

Rohit Sharma made a comeback to the India Test squad for the tour of Sri Lanka in July-August in place of Karun Nair, while Abhinav Mukund held on to the reserve opener's slot ahead of Shikhar Dhawan. "He has spoken to the BCCI CEO Rahul Johri and to the BCCI acting Secretary Amitabh Choudhary and asked name the head coach", a source was quoted as saying by the newspaper.

Acknowledging Kohli, Ganguly said it is players who would play on field so it is better to talk to them.

"We want to speak to Virat Kohli once he is back from America, all three of us along with the respective people concerned", Ganguly said, adding that Kohli has made no recommendation.

"Want to make sure everyone is in sync going forward".

As for the names, it is in the public domain that the likes of Shastri, Tom Moody, Lalchand Rajput, Virender Sehwag, Phil Simmons among others have already applied.

"The presentations were outstanding". We have been under different coaches. Need to speak with them to figure out what has changed.

The former Indian coach even said he was surprised to hear from BCCI about Kohli's "reservations", since he believes that he always maintained "respected role boundaries between Captain and Coach".

"We will have a conference call this afternoon". "We feel as the Advisory Committee that he is the captain which is the most important thing in cricket".

Addressing the press after the over four-hour process, Ganguly said that the panel had not finalised their selection, but was impressed with the interactions they had with each of the candidates. That's the way we look at it and that's the way we would be addressing.

Stop for a moment herein, and wonder aloud about how it went wrong.

"You got to give credit to Virat that he is just completely straight about it". He has no inputs, he has not sent any names. Since then, numerous experts have predicted that among the candidates who have applied for the post, Shastri would be the ideal choice for being the Indian coach again.

The members of Advisory Committee Saurav Ganguly and VVS Laxman have reached to the BCCI head office.

On Monday, Ganguly had stated that Kohli will "need to understand how coaches operate". It needs to be decided once and for all.

  • Jack Mann


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